Hey all! I've been in China for the past year, and haven't had a custom build done in at least a year and a half, so I spoke with Cliff, and we're going to build a WILD bass together! Here it is: 4 string deluxe SCB shape 33 1/2" scale (like an F bass, but in the opposite direction. Mike Browne did this for me...WOW! What a difference! ) alder or walnut body TBD hard ash back black veneer lines on top and back CRAZY circus-red dyed "maple burl top #69" from his available tops page...maybe enhanced grain? (stained, then sand off, then re-stain to make the burl "pop"? matched head, of course. maple highlights EVERYWHERE...clean, bright quartersawn maple pickup covers, maple F-Bass-style knobs, maybe? Bloodwood accents in the neck heel Stacked humbucking Nord J SE's. Exposed poles under quarter-sawn maple pickup covers Chrome Hipshot hardware, tuners included... 3 band pre...HOT output. Probably Pope, wired up V/V/Passive T/T/M/B, active/passive switch, and a kill (ground) switch Face-mount output jack Very hard, clean rosewood board with bright clean large Smith-sized maple face dots. small vintage frets with a super rounded over fingerboard edge...like Dunlop 6230 or banjo frets from Stew-Mac 1 1/2 at nut J bass neck shape....FAST!!!! This should be WILD! Going to be my last build for a while. So, this one should be pretty special! Bright red/ clean maple, chocolatey warm rosewood...hoping it is going to be a special one!